After a harvest, a marijuana grower has to find buyers quickly to move thousands of dollars' worth of fresh product. Most growers have built a network of relationships over the years or work with a pot broker who connects producers and dispensaries. But Tradiv, an online marketplace where growers and retailers can buy and sell legal marijuana on an Amazon-like platform, is replacing the old street-dealer aspects of the marijuana economy. With over 230 businesses using Tradiv in Colorado, about $1 million worth of product is sold each month on the platform, making it as easy for a dispensary owner to buy a pound of high-grade marijuana as it is for a liquor store to buy a case of Scotch.
Note: All data as of 1/31/16